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2021 Coopersburg Halloween Parade So Much Fun It’s Scary (Photos)

For the first time in two years Sunday, crowds of onlookers–many of whom wore costumes–lined Main Street in Coopersburg for a Halloween parade. With near-perfect fall weather arriving just in time for it, this year’s parade appeared to meet or exceed expectations, and brought a welcome sense of seasonal normalcy to the Southern Lehigh area after the COVID pandemic caused the 2020 parade’s and many other cancellations.

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The Great Allentown Fair float in the Coopersburg Halloween Parade celebrated the Lehigh Valley’s agricultural heritage.

For the first time in two years Sunday, crowds of onlookers–many of whom wore costumes–lined Main Street in Coopersburg for a Halloween parade. With near-perfect fall weather arriving just in time for it, this year’s parade appeared to meet or exceed expectations, and brought a welcome sense of seasonal normalcy to the Southern Lehigh area after the COVID pandemic caused the 2020 parade’s and many other cancellations.

The parade ran the length of Main Street from the southern end to the center of town and featured marching bands, floats, classic cars, dance troupes, Boy and Girl scouts, youth sports organizations, fire trucks, ambulances and much more. Of course, the Halloween candy treats that are customarily thrown to spectators were also a major draw.

Coopersburg Halloween Parade 2021

Local Shriners entertained the crowds of onlookers by driving miniature replicas of antique cars throughout the parade.

Saucon residents are eagerly awaiting the return of the Saucon Valley Spirit Parade in Hellertown this weekend, after rain caused its cancellation in 2019 and COVID forced organizers to nix it in 2020. The beloved Spirit parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will follow a route along the lower portion of Main Street and intersecting roads in the borough.

Donations are still being accepted at the Hellertown Post Office for a candy refill station the post office will provide participants during the parade.

Trick-or-Treat in Coopersburg borough, Upper Saucon Township and Lower Milford Township will be held Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat in Fountain Hill borough and the City of Bethlehem will also be held at that time.

Trick-or-Treat in Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township will be held Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Photos by Chris Christian

Coopersburg Halloween Parade 2021

Many local volunteer fire departments proudly displayed their shiniest vehicles in this year’s Coopersburg Halloween Parade.

Coopersburg Halloween Parade 2021

The parade wasn’t just for two-legged participants. Quite a few pups strutted their stuff in it, to the delight of young and old.

Coopersburg Halloween Parade 2021

Eagerly awaiting the next candy toss!

Southern Lehigh youth cheerleaders and football players received an enthusiastic response from their hometown fans at the parade.

Coopersburg Halloween Parade 2021

Abucted by aliens? There’s a costume for that. Many unusual and creative costumes were donned by parade participants as well as spectators.

“When does this parade end, anyway? I need a nap.”

“Treats? What kind of treats?”

Smokey the Bear made an appearance to remind parade-goers that only they can prevent forest fires.

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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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